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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: LONDON RIOTS – A SUGGESTION FOR PRAYER   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY LORNA DUECK IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Oh, prayer will do it every time.

Countless millions of dead victims of wars and plagues and natural disasters can attest to that.

You know a situation is bad by the number of people who resort to mumbling with their hands folded.

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Did the copy editor slip up?

Is that Lorna Dueck or Lorna Dreck?

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: LONDON RIOTS – WHAT THEY MEAN – A SARCASTIC VIEW OF THEM IN LIGHT OF OTHER ACTIVITIES BY BRITAIN – GADDAFI RECOGNITION   Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES BY CLIVE CROOK

I’m not sure why these many people are rioting.

But I very much like the idea that Gaddafi apparently has recognized them as the legitimate government of Britain.

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I think you are still too young, Clive Crook, to have an accurate perspective on this.

The truth is that we are just chimpanzees with big brains, the brains largely serving to expand our opportunities for mayhem.

Perhaps a tenth of humanity thinks and reacts as you do, as civilized and thoughtful and decent.

I wish it were a larger portion, but I know to a certainty it’s not.

If you think the London riots or people defecating in an alley are bad, try imagining what the people of Iraq have experienced in the last decade, their entire advanced Arab society set back for a generation and perhaps a million dead and no jobs or opportunity left.

Or what the people of Vietnam experienced in the 1960s and ’70s when the world’s most advanced nation spent countless billions bombing, napalming, and poisoning them, leaving their land a hideous mess for decades to come, and all for absolutely nothing but political superstition?